Call for Papers

 ANPOSS 2019 Inaugural Conference 1-2 June, 2019

Nankai University, Tianjin, China


To all who submitted an abstract to the first ANPOSS conference we first wish to thank you very much for your interest and to wish you a Happy Year 2019.
The official result – acceptance or refusal – of submission were planned to be send to the authors today January 10. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control this is impossible and each one of you will be informed of the result on January 18 at the latest.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you in Nankai University next June.




Abstract submission is closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract! We received submissions from twenty states and five continents (Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia). Within the next weeks, each abstract will be reviewed by at least two members of ANPOSS scientific committee. 




The Asian Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ANPOSS) is pleased to announce its first bi-annual conference that will be held on June 1-2, 2019 at Nankai University, in Tianjin, China. We welcome submissions in any area and on any problem related to the philosophy of the social sciences in general, or in more specific disciplinary contexts such as economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, archaeology, sustainability science, etc; as well as to the study of the social dimensions of scientific inquiry for which social sciences have relevance. We encourage not only philosophers, but also social scientists whether professors or students interested in the philosophy of the social sciences to submit or participate in the conference. Through special arrangement between ANPOSS and the editors of the journal, selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. ANPOSS is a young association whose goal is to promote exchange between all those interested in the philosophy of the social sciences within Asia and between them and others elsewhere in the world. We therefore encourage scholars from both Asian and non-Asian regions to submit. In line with this, the inaugural conference of ANPOSS has secured the participation of four prominent keynote speakers from Asia, Europe, and North America:

Professor Fan Guangxin from China, Nankai University,
Professor Daniel Little from the United States, University of Michigan-Dearborn,
Professor Uskali Mäki from Finland, University of Helsinki,
And Professor Tang Shiping from China, Fudan University.


Submissions should be made in the form of abstracts of approximately 500 words prepared for blind refereeing and should be submitted to the following email address: The submission deadline is November 15, 2018 and notification of acceptance is January 10, 2019.

Local organizer:

Professor Francesco Di Iorio, Nankai University
Contact: 016143 (at)